The Diabetes Plate Method

When I first became an RD, I worked with adults and children newly diagnosed with diabetes in a hospital setting. I’d teach them the diabetes exchange system, which often would leave them confused; if I returned to review the materials, usually they already had been discharged from the hospital. Fast-forward 20 years later, and now […]

Holiday Eating With Diabetes

Holidays can be stressful for those living with diabetes. In general, most people want to prepare their family favorites so they can be a special part of holiday celebrations. However, the social and dietary implications of holiday eating can make clients with diabetes feel uncomfortable and left out of the fun. When working with patients […]

Diabetes Management in Children

Diabetes is a challenging diagnosis for anyone, one that requires changes to many aspects of daily life. But when a child is diagnosed, it’s especially difficult—not only for the child but also his or her family. As educators, dietitians can help children with diabetes and family members take control and develop a lifestyle that includes […]